Travel and cruise show: the inescapable rendezvous for Saint-Martin

The 4th edition of the event initiated by Penchard Voyages in Guadeloupe motivated the trip by the Office of Tourism, accompanied by representatives of Beach Hotel, to represent our destination.

The travel and cruise show was held from December 9th to 11th at the World Trade Center in Jarry. Saint-Martin did not miss the opportunity to presents its assets at the invitation of the Penchard Travel Agency, leader in the sector in Guadeloupe. During four days, more than 5.000 visitors came to meet the forty exhibitors distributed over 3000 m2 in order to discover or rediscover Caribbean travel ideas. As well as, take the opportunity to reserve more attractive packages, such as the ones previewed by the Penchard Agency for Christmas and New Year’s Eve for the destination of Saint-Martin.

Representatives of the Office of tourism spent their time guiding and advising future tourists by promoting all the activities the island has to offer. Visitors coming and going at the St. Martin booth were greeted by a local festive musical ambiance and the new video campaign launched by the Office of tourism in September 2015, "Smile at life."

The image of St. Martin, seen as a paradise where it is easy to be entertained, go shopping and enjoy wonderful traditional dishes, was enhanced. When it comes to shopping, the Guadeloupians noted, however, that the prices charged on the whole of the island are not as attractive as before... and passed the message. Grégoire Dumel, head of the local and regional market, also noted that “on the show, there was a less important flow of visitors this year compared to last year”. The representative of the Office of tourism noted that “this is related to the date selected, in December; We have talked with the organizers so that this show can be held in November”, which was already the case during the first editions. The event is even more important since cruising heavily impacts the renowned destinations in the Caribbean that are St. Maarten, the Dominican Republic and Martinique. Because of this, the Office of Tourism will continue its efforts in this key sector of the tourism economy.

Melinda John, hostess on the Saint-Martin booth; Marc G. Ménard of the Beach Hotel; Rollande Questel, Member of the Board of the Office of Tourism; Grégoire Dumel, head of the local and regional markets; Morgane Benjamin, hostess on the Saint-Martin booth. M. Penchard marked the official opening of the Travel and Cruise Salon by cutting the Ribbon

Smile at life!

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Next edition of SXM Festival planned for 2019.

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Join us as we say "Welcome back!" to the birds that travel thousands of miles to come to St. Martin each year, and the habitats that are recovering from Hurricane Irma. It's free and fun, 9am to noon on Saturday, November 25th at Kali's Beach Bar in Friar's Bay

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On November 12th, 2017, the Crystal Esprit ship of the Cruise company Crystal Cruises made its first departure from the Port of Galisbay. Visit their website to book your dream week in the Caribbean departing from Saint-Martin.

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Photo Contest SXM

2017 Heritage Photo Contest
What does REBIRTH look like to you? Share your vision by entering in the 2017 Heritage Photo Contest. It's free to enter!

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Festival des Oiseaux Migrateurs

Migratory Bird Festival 2017

Join us as we say "Welcome back!" to the birds that travel thousands of miles to come to St. Martin each year, and the habitats that are recovering from Hurricane Irma. It's free and fun, 9am to noon on Saturday, November 25th at Kali's Beach Bar in Friar's Bay.

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Transport Network Info

From Grand-Case International Airport • Air Antilles Express: 4 daily flights from and to Pointe-à-Pitre
• Air Caraibes: 4 daily flights from and to Pointe-à-Pitre
• Air France: Daily flights from and to Paris Orly ORY via Pointe-à-Pitre
• St-Barth Commuter: Daily flights from and to St-Barth

From Juliana International Airport PJIAE • Delta Airlines, Pawa Dominicana, Seaborne, Winair flights
• American Airlines : daily flights from and to Miami
• KLM: 2 flights per week from and to Amsterdam (return via Curacao)

Maritime connections between Saint-Martin and St-Barth with Le Voyager

Cruise ship Viking Sea will make the first post Irma commercial cruise call to St maarten on Monday December 4th!

St-Martin on the move

Restaurants & bars open • La main à la pâte
• La pizzeria
• You and Me
• Mousse
• Yatch Club
• La Terrasse
• Le davinci, Bellevue
• La villa, Grand Case
• Burger 12

• Boat Paint Stuff Opened Sandy Ground bridge Everyday 8-12 All materials for repairing boats Details: www.boatpaintstuff.com
• Marina Fort Louis. By November 15th 2017, Marina Fort-Louis will have reopened most of its docks to give you bridge-free EASY access to our lovely capital, Marigot. You’ll be happy to see that its rich culture, authentic Franco-Caribbean charm and friendly residents are still there and READY to offer a true Caribbean experience that only Saint-Martin can deliver. Contact us today: info@marinafortlouis.com • Tel. +590 690 66 05 32 Details: www.marinafortlouis.com
• Caribbean Paddling Cul de Sac Opened Details: www.caribbeanpaddling.com
• TOBY SARL Opened
• Ski Nautique Club Caraibes Jan 2018
• Mancel Opened
• PREMIUM MARINE GAS Anse Marcel Marina Opened re openning TODAY !! We are open from 7:00 am to 1 pm every day Phone : 0690 77 00 87 Sales : Muriel 0690 22 00 10 • PRIVATE YACHT CHARTER Opened Great news! We are back in business! After a nice new bottom paint, we launched Nirvana back in the water last Monday and gave her a good clean! We are ready to welcome you with a big smile, a nice cocktail and to give you an experience of a lifetime! Same quality, same service! Nirvana is temporarily located at Bobby’s marina in Philipsburg. We do not have an office yet but we are reachable by both phone and email. Contact us for questions, bookings, island status updates or just to have a little chat. Call us on +1 (721) 581-5305 or email us at piesxm@gmail.com - Team of Private Yacht Charter
• CADISCO Opened
• CARAIBES DIESEL SERVICES Opened It is with high pleasure that we announce that we are once again fully operational. We have moved our spare parts store and offices to the Hope Estate Zone in Grand Case. At 67 rue des Aborigènes, between “Bachus” and CHRONOPOST. Our technicians are already at work and can intervene on all marinas and shipyards of the island. A parts delivery service is also available.
• Marella Discovery (TUI UK ship) is coming to the island Dec 5th

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